Truly, Madly by Heather Webber is the first book in the new “Lucy Valentine” mystery series. Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, February 2010

Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it’s Lucy’s turn to step up and help out—in the name of love. Plus, her rent is due.

Here’s the problem: Lucy doesn’t have the knack for matchmaking. According to family legend, every Valentine has been blessed by Cupid with the ability to read “auras” and pair up perfect couples. But not Lucy. Her skills were zapped away years ago in an electrical surge, and now all she can do is find lost objects. What good is that in the matchmaking world? You’d be surprised. In a city like Boston, everyone’s looking for something. So when Lucy locates a missing wedding ring—on a dead body—she asks the sexy private eye who lives upstairs to help her solve the perfect crime. And who knows? Maybe she’ll find the perfect love while she’s at it…

The Valentines are blessed with the ability to unite lovers. Lucy was not. She was blessed with the ability to find lost objects. With a chance handshake she finds a dead body, a missing boy and a future lover. This is the first book in this new series and I absolutely loved it, reading it non-stop until the last page. This was a fun book with everything I like in a story: a mystery, a romance, best friends and loving family. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. My rating: 5 stars

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